Try this matza recipe for the Passover / Pesach festival, a no-cholesterol version. Traditional matza recipes simply consist of water and one of the 5 grains religiously permitted to be used to make matza for the Passover / Pesach festival (barley, oats, rye, spelt, and wheat), where the entire process - from the time the water comes into contact with the grain until the completion of the matza-baking process - must take a total of just under 18 minutes. The grain itself is also "watched" by either a certified rabbinical authority or a person who is qualified to perform the task and is appointed by a qualified rabbi from the time the grain is harvested until the time the grain comes into contact with the water to make sure that the grain has not come into contact with water prior to the start of creating the matza dough which would prematurely start the fermentation process of the grain. Based on a mitzvah ("commandment" in Hebrew, as in a biblical commandment from G-d in this context found in the biblical book of Deuteronomy 16:3), traditional matza is eaten throughout the Passover / Pesach festival, and especially for the Passover / Pesach Seder, as part of the Seder rituals (Deuteronomy 16:3 - "Do not eat any leaven with it (paschal lamb offering). As part of [the celebration] you shall eat matzah for seven days. This shall be hardship bread, since you left Egypt in a rush. You will then remember the day you left Egypt all the days of your life".). So the following "matza recipe" which adds chocolate to the traditional matza recipe is essentially for Jewish people who choose not to strictly follow the ingredients for making matza that are found in the Kosher for Passover dietary laws, or whose denomination of Judaism allows for consumption of such "enhanced" or "enriched" matza during the Passover / Pesach Seder, when traditional matza is ritually used and eaten according to the long-standing customs and traditions of Passover / Pesach in Judaism.

No-Cholesterol Chocolate-Covered Matza Recipe

6 tablespoons Passover cocoa
2 tablespoons safflower oil
1 teaspoon vanilla (optional)
1 cup powdered sugar
2 tablespoons boiling water

Instructions for the No-Cholesterol Chocolate-Covered Matza recipe:

  1. Combine oil and cocoa.
  2. Add powdered sugar and vanilla.
  3. Add boiling water and beat until smooth.
  4. Add powdered sugar and vanilla.
  5. Add boiling water and beat until smooth.
  6. Using a spatula, spread over the matza.
  7. When the chocolate on the matza has hardened, stack between layers of waxed paper.

Makes about 1 cup, enough for 8 matzas.

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